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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Stitching Gods are Against Me!

Just when I am making good progress on WIP/UFO reduction (ok I know I am just one week into it) I get my Spring 2012 issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework. On the front cover is part of a sampler that will be presented in three parts. Part one being in the Spring Issue. The bad news is I LOVE IT!! And want to start it NOW!!! Well, I need supplies first anyway so maybe it will be placed in the rotation under new. Since I am not sure it would be correct to copy the entire sampler here, I give you a section.
It is all DMC floss so I am good there, I just need to get the fabric which is 30 count cream Northern Cross Linen. To do the entire sampler I will need a piece that is 32" by 17" - so I probably also need to liberate my scroll bars. I suppose since it is in three installments I could get it done over time. The sampler is adapted from a sampler from 1659 and I will soon need to decide if I will put the original stitcher's name and date in or not, since it is in part one at the top (not shown here). What do you think??

5 comments:

Theresa said...

This sampler is gorgeous~ I can see why you want to get a start on it~~ I always have the same debate on the names. It would be nice to put your name on it~

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for the enabling LOL Will look in my book if I dare!!

Christine said...

Wow, that is stunning, no wonder it's calling you. I think you should put your own name on it.

Katrina said...

Stitching should be fun so I vote for starting the new project ;-)!!!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a gorgeous sampler. I'm so pleased we can't get that magazine here!
I'd stitch my own name at the top. Maybe put a note on the back once it's framed to say "a reproduction of a sampler by ..."